Erodium gruinum, Long-beaked stork's-bill,
Crane stork's bill, Iranian stork's bill,
Hebrew: מקור-חסידה גדול, Arabic: إبرة الراعي

Scientific name:  Erodium gruinum (L.) L'Hér.
Synonym name:  Erodium uniflorum (L.) Pacho
Common name:  Long-beaked stork's-bill, crane stork's bill, Iranian stork's bill
Hebrew name:   מקור-חסידה גדול
Arabic name:   إبرة الراعي
Plant Family:  Geraniaceae, גרניים

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Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  10-70 cm high
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, pinnate, dentate or serrate; hairy
Inflorescence:  2-6 flowers in umbels from 8-10 cm
Flowers:  Corolla 5 free petals, blue, violet; ovary superior; bracts whitish
Fruits / pods:  Capsules, hairy, with narrow beak, 6-11 cm long
Flowering Period:   February, March, April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Erodium gruinum, Long-beaked stork's-bill, Crane stork's bill, Iranian stork's bill, מקור-חסידה גדול


Derivation of the botanical name:
Erodium, Greek erodios, a heron; the carpels of these plants resemble the head and beak of a heron.
gruinum, grus, crane; inus, belonging to or resembling; crane like.
uniflorum, one flowered.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation L’Hér. is used to indicate Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle (1746 – 1800), a French botanist and magistrate.
  • The standard author abbreviation Pacho is used to indicate Jean-Raimond Pacho (1794 - 1824), a plant collector.

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Erodium gruinum, Long-beaked stork's-bill, Crane stork's bill, Iranian stork's bill, מקור-חסידה גדול